Core Plan 7.1 (Extended Platform team's plan)

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  • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png performance - 197985 - remove checking for external changes completely
  • performance - 57798 - evaluate possibility of separating userdir into two locations, configuration and cache areas separately, which is important for windows users with roaming profiles - partial solution in 7.1 (--cachedir option)
  • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png API flexibility - 77210 - Savable interface replacing SaveCookie; registry for SaveAllAction & Exit dialog
  • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png API flexibility - 196810 - @MultiViewElement.Registration & EditorSupport.forMimeType("....")

Window System

  • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png usability - 198853, 198854, 198855 Minimize / Undock TopComponent groups, and drag and drop to define new mode layout
  • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png usability - 198856 support multiple window layouts (perspectives)
  • usability - Dropdown selection for toolbar overflow situation (minor UI enhancement)
  • usability - Editor window splitting in horizontal and vertical direction for multiple views on the edited file
  • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png flexibility - Multiview improvements

FX components for Platform and IDE

Concurrent work:

  • experiment with JFXPanel inside TopComponent (esp. with the web FX component)


198850 - GUI Debugger:

  • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png new debugger views and actions aware of application UI specifics (targeting Swing, also FX)
  • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png debugging of layout-related issues
  • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png debugging of event-related issues
  • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png features - exploration of app's UI component hierarchy, navigation from hierarchy to code, investigation of component's properties, investigation of the log of events flowing in the application, ...
  • UI/API of this feature designed with other uses considered (e.g. animations specific to FX)

Debugger usability (ref.):

  • 192708 - Code-completion for methods and fields in debugger fields (est. 1w)
  • 135064 - Code-completion for method name textfield of add breakpoint dialog (est. 1w)
  • 197707 - Breakpoint enabling/disabling triggered by another breakpoint being hit (est. 1w)
  • List-type view in Variables and Watches windows (<variable> = <value>) (est. 2w)

Versionings and Bugtrackings

  • API stability - Bugtracking API stabilization and making public to encourage community contributions
  • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png performance - Versioning API improvements for scalability using annotations
  • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png Git support finalization, stabilization and move from UC to standard distro
    • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png milestones M5 and M6 in the git plan
    • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png move to standard distro
  • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png move CVS from standard distro to Certified UC
  • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png usability and visibility - 198115 - Local history and VCS history available in an extra tab in the open file's editor TopComponent
  • Subversion usability
    • update for Svn 1.7 (est. 1w)
    • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png support for locking (est. 1-2w)
  • Mercurial usability
    • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png support for branches and tags (168855)

Connected Developer

  • usability of the current CDev features (ref.)
    • richer and smarter functionality of bugtracking view
      • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png improved display of comments
      • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png hyperlinks on camel case strings found in projects
      • smart context actions on selection in issue comments (find type/resource, search in projects/, go to)
      • file previews
      • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png bugzilla specific improvements - time tracking, reassign to default, URL field hyperlink,..
  • Hudson integration:
    • usability
      • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png showing unit test failures from Hudson job in Unit Test output
      • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png showing other failure messages from Hudson job output in Tasklist in NetBeans
    • some of the considered computing jobs specific to our IDE, e.g.:
      • parsing and indexing on server with search queries from the IDE
  • Image:yes_EditorPlan68.png stability and flexibility - rewrite use of Mylyn connectors to be based on Netbinox

Unit Tests

  • focus on bugfixing
  • some of the many usability enhancements


More stabilization and some usability enhancements. Possibly some of:

  • 172502 (and others like #175472, #188964, #197669, #189442, #193021) - UI to fix missing deps
  • 198151 - deploy OSGi to GFv3
  • 189341 - "Dependencies" panel
  • 191116 - Maven 3 upgrade hints
  • 172675 - easier adding of ad-hoc libs
  • 155091 - "Shade Plugin" handling w/ CC
  • 191864 - source roots added by plugins
  • 192647 (also #191518, #190849) - classpath fixes
  • 187620 (also #192797, #180519) - alt. JUnit plugin support
  • 187648 - AP config
  • 153420 - KB shortcuts
  • 192992 - Resume from Failure
  • 191951 - New Project not cancelable
  • 191538 - M3 APIs for dep graph
  • 189496 - better JDK selection
  • 196610 - transient custom repos
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